Something to be said about repairing, cleaning, polishing, etc. So I bought it—and it drove home actually pretty well. Rolls was a low production handmade item never meant to compare nor compete with a Mercedes; might as well compare it with a Toyota. So enjoy it drive it on weekends and if sommething breaks… Fix it at tax time. The ultra smooth v12 rarely revs above 2500 rpm so I can understand why.
I love an engine that is spotless, top and bottom, purrs, and will easily outlast me. Clean all disassembled parts with lacquer thinner, back to car wash as needed. Interior is now near perfect! Did all this to my S600 coupe. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. Little matter that the older generation stuff is a lot easier to work on.
I sincerely hope that its a good car, but there is far more going on behind the scenes electronically in his car than in the vehicle you are referencing. Sticker 143,000, I paid 122,000, plus the 3500 for the warranty. NewUsedFilter selectedNewUsedList, null ; newUsedFilter. Keep the car, buy a cheap second hand, keep the merc in great condition, refurbish the old rims and keep the car close to stock as possible. Love to hear the updates! It becomes a money pit if you have to take it to Hans Mercedes Benz repair emporium for everything. A car like this can only be owned by a knowledgeable, determined, enthusiast or a rich man. At about the same time, I had a new job that took me away from home for the most time.
And it is a beast. There seems to be a myth about the unreliability of older Benzes and that it is a money pit. The purchaser of this car will be very happy for years to come. SinceLastVisitFilter false, 1557566269092 ; listingsSearchManager. Do you share the same passion as we do? This monstrosity makes me happy for one reason - my passengers are undeniably having a good time. Jeez, is that car fun to drive! This one really stood out…and so does its price…. Congratulations, you got the point of the entire article, and turned it into your own negative observation… I think the car is awesome, I spent my whole childhood craning my neck at every W140 I saw looking for that little V12 badge on the pillar.
A true Rolls-Royce enthusiast knew it was more of an adoption than an ownership. My delight has nothing to do with its throttle or braking response, either, as both are as numb as your forehead after the eighth beer. Fuel hose corroded — tank to pump easy fix. Otherwise this vehicle can be driven Across country with ease. Zero issues with this car and after doing extensive research found out this is the most reliable engine ever made by Mercedes.
Adding to the appeal is the Imperator's stumpy, periscopic rear mirror, sticking out of the roof. All parts used are genuine Mercedes Benz parts. Car was only maintained by the Mercedes dealer most of it's life and only Mercedes specify repair shops. At that point I stopped looking at W140s. This is one of the best cars I have ever owned.
Lately my skills have increased as I gained experience with fuel injected Datsun Z cars, replaced the intake manifold on my 4. Replace all gaskets, I mean all, and use high temp black silicone where needed, and that is, lots of places. The insurance company would surely total it. We curate the most interesting v12 cars for sale almost every day. But the last owner kept every single service record, even gas consumption.